TOMS founder brings one-for-one philosophy to FPU

0 Comment Wayne.Steffen
November 4, 2010

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, shared his blend of business and philanthropy three times October 27 in events sponsored by FPU.

In just four years TOMS Shoes has given away more than one million pairs of shoes to poor children using the one-for-one model of one pair donated for each pair sold.

Mycoskie started his day at the 2010 Business Forum before a sellout crowd of about 1,200 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. At the FPU main campus, he spoke to students, faculty and staff at College Hour. This visit concluded with a luncheon in Ashley Auditorium that included campus people, Business Forum sponsors and other business leaders.

Here's a video that recaps the day's activities:

Watch our interview with Blake:

Several events also dovetailed with Mycoskie’s visit:

  • Help put the one-for-one philosophy into action with Shoe Drop
  • Day Without Shoes gave FPU students a taste of life for children without shoes
  • FPU’s Global MBA isn’t like any other master’s degree—see why
  • TOMs Shoe Dayat FPU
  • Business Forum wouldn’t happen without our community sponsors—thank you!

About the author

Wayne Steffen is university editor at Fresno Pacific University, where he edits Pacific magazine. Before joining FPU in 1996, he was a writer and editor at several community newspapers and a college in the Midwest.

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